My 1960s split level house is minutes from downtown, just over the Blossom Street bridge in Cayce. The quiet, wooded neighborhood has easy access to the Riverwalk. Relaxed, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Private room and bath.
Private bedroom with a queen size bed. Dresser & closet. Ceiling fan. Private bath with shower.
Room & bathroom are kept closed off from my dog. However, the rest of the house is subjected to a constant barrage of mud, slobber, and dog hair. My rumba runs daily, but my dog sometimes gets ahead of me.
Interaction with Guests
I have a busy life, so after check-in there may be minimal interaction. However, I will do anything I can to make sure your visit is comfortable. All guests can call me anytime on my cell. I am a professor at USC and happily try to accommodate the needs of graduate students and visiting fellows.
This small, 25-house neighborhood was subdivided from the Guinard Estate in the 1960s, so all the houses are split-levels or ranchers. It is a five minute walk to the beautiful Riverwalk along the Congaree. Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant is a few minutes walk from the house; numerous restaurants deliver.
It is a few minutes walk to a not very convenient bus stop. Most people in Columbia drive. Parking is available on site. I often walk the 2 miles to my office at the University of South Carolina.
Other Things to Note
I have a very friendly, but very large dog -- an English Mastiff named Miss Moneypenny. If you are allergic or afraid of dogs, this is not the place for you.
On April 14, Miss Moneypenny had knee surgery. During her long recovery, she will be confined to the downstairs.
Please no smoking. No excessive noise after 10:00 pm or before 7:00 am. No children.
Great host with a great house in an awesome location! Would stay again definitely!
It was a pleasure to come to Allison's house. Unfortunately she was not at home but nevertheless makes me a good welcome in Columbia.
As described! Super comfortable & I slept like a rock. The shower had great water pressure too! Miss Moneypenny was very friendly. This place is very convenient to downtown & USC. Allison was very nice & welcoming. I enjoyed talking with her.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for his graduate interview at USC. This was a quiet and affordable place to stay within walking range of USC. Allison is easy going and the room was comfortable and clean. And we loved Ms. Moneypenny!
Allison was an AMAZING host. I felt welcomed and safe while staying at her place. I had the opportunity to stay two different times and both times were great. When I told her I was going to be coming there after having worked all night, she had left a sleep mask and earplugs for me. Absolutely the sweetest touch! Her dog was incredibly sweet and respectful of me staying there. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay at Alison's!
Allison is so nice and welcoming! The room and bathroom are very clean and comfortable. The house is right on an amazing river walk , which is amazingly beautiful. I had a restful night there on such an exhausting trip. It was a nice get away to come to.
I am a professor at USC. I am trying to help graduate students and visiting research fellows find reasonably priced, personal accommodations.